16th Aug 2016
Apps have made our lives so much easier. India is one of the fastest growing markets for app developers. The recent years have seen huge advances in the world of apps. They’ve moved from a being “fun” element on a smartphone to being a useful and indispensable. Right from ordering daily needs like groceries, booking bus tickets, and even dating, Indian apps have nailed them all.
India’s app economy is vibrant, with more than 100 million mobile data users in India, young developers have found out that an app for everything is what it takes to reach out more customers. Supporting these developers are app awards and summits like GMASA, and initiatives like Digital India and Make In India.
On the other hand, smartphones are getting smarter and Indian app developers have topped the scenario, giving users mind boggling services in just a click of a button. With Independence Day around the corner, we are listing out 10 desi apps that have been downloaded more than a million times, and loved by most of us. Read on.
1. redBus: With over a million downloads, redBus is one of the best app for travellers, that's purely made in India. With features such as getting last minute tickets, the redBus android app allows users to search and book bus sticks for over 70,000 routes worldwide. Users can also track their bus live on the map, and check out the amenities available in the bus.
2. Swiggy: Ordering food on a mobile app has become a trend nowadays, and Swiggy is an Indian company with an app on both Android and iOS, making it huge in this segment. Using Swiggy mobile app, users can order from various hotel based on their location -- be it biryani, or pizza or even a tradition Indian meal.
3. Woo: This app that's made in India is what most of the like-minded singles are looking for! With over a million downloads, this dating app allows people to find their perfect partner, based on lifestyle, interests, and every other category. Users can 'TagSearch' and find their partners too.
4. BookMyShow: Who doesn't know this app, that has made purchasing tickets an easy job? Headquartered in Mumbai, this app is definitely one of the best in its category.. allowing users to purchase tickets for almost any kind of show -- be it a movie, or a concert, or even a stand-up comedy.
5. Hike Messenger: Now, this app that's made in India is definitely the best answer WhatsApp could get. With over 50 million downloads, this is probably one of the successful apps developed in India. While features are similar to WhatsApp, this app comes with unique stuff.. like Hike Direct, that allows two hike users to chat without any Internet.
6. Just Dial: When you a need a contact, would you go on asking people you know? Well, gone are those days, ever since Just Dial made its entry. However, though the service started initially as purely a search engine for contacts, the app now helps users in online shopping, ordering food, booking movie tickets, and hotels.
7. Dhoom 3: There are no much popular games that have been developed by Indians. Most of them that turn up on app stores are based on Bollywood movies, and almost none of them are actually good. But, Dhoom 3 game has been downloaded over 5 million times and people are just going gaga, commenting on how great the game is! Yes, it indeed is one of the best games developed in India.
8. Practo: This app by Practo Technologies helps users in finding doctors, clinics, spas, gyms, or diagnostic labs. Along with this, users can also order medicines online using this app, while they can access a wide array of exclusive tips from health experts.
9. CouponDunia: This app, with over a million downloads, clearly shows how much we, in India, give value for money! Yes, it's not that we look for cheap items... but it's just that we look for more value for the price we pay... and that's what this app does -- provides free coupons, offers, deals, and discount codes.
10. Walnut: Having personally used this app for over 3 months now, I must say, this is one hell of an app that allows users to track their expenses and giving them a clear view of all expenses. With this app, users can also send money directly to another user's bank account, while it supports over 40 banks and cards pan India. However, this app is still not available on iOS platform.
10 Desi Apps With Over A Million Downloads | TechTree.com
10 Desi Apps With Over A Million Downloads
These Indian apps with over a million downloads serve a variety of purposes from booking bus tickets, movie tickets, ordering food, messaging, managing finance, and even dating.
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